- stripe rust,
- stripe smut,
- striped bass,
- striped gopher,
- striped hyena,
- striped killifish,
- striped maple
Origin of striped
- a number or combination of such strips, worn on a military, naval, or other uniform as a badge of rank, service, good conduct, combat wounds, etc.
- Informal. status or recognition as a result of one's efforts, experience, or achievements: She earned her stripes as a traveling sales representative and then moved up to district manager.
verb (used with object), striped, strip·ing.
Origin of stripe1
Examples from the Web for striped
Clad in a blue, striped button-down, a silver watch adorning his left wrist, Huckabee beams on the cover.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Striped pants cookie-pushers in our diplomatic corps do nothing at American embassies but give cocktail parties.Up to a Point: PJ on Sochi Stray Dog Stew and 1-800-F*CKYOU|P. J. O’Rourke|February 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In court, Valente showed he knows how to dress for a perp walk, sporting a striped shirt and a purple scarf.
The departure screens were striped with red: CANCELED, CANCELED, CANCELED.
The older teen, Elkins, appeared in the afternoon wearing a striped shirt.Antonio Santiago, Jonylah Watkins, Babies Killed by Guns, Shame the NRA|Michael Daly|March 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Under the striped curtain, drawn up to form the entrance of the tent, stood Nehushta.Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster|F. Marion Crawford
The striped bug (Galereuca vittata) is the most serious enemy with which the young melon-plants have to contend.The Field and Garden Vegetables of America|Fearing Burr
They are then nearly two inches long with spinous, greenish bodies, striped with lighter lines.Butterflies Worth Knowing|Clarence M. Weed
From beneath a narrow-brimmed straw hat with a striped band flowed his hair.Options|O. Henry
For he knew that if the boys saw them, they would know right away he wasn't a tiger, no matter if he was striped like one.Uncle Wiggily's Adventures|Howard R. Garis
Word Origin for stripe
Word Origin for stripe
"a line or band in cloth," 1620s (but probably much older), from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German stripe "stripe, streak," from Proto-Germanic *stripanan (cf. Danish stribe "a striped fabric," German Streifen "stripe"), cognate with Old Irish sriab "stripe," from PIE root *streig- (see strigil). Of soldiers' chevrons, badges, etc., attested from 1827.
"a stroke or lash," mid-15c., probably a special use of stripe (n.1), from the marks left by a lash. Cf. also Dutch strippen "to whip," West Frisian strips, apparently cognate but not attested as early as the English word.